Petrea Burchard

About me

Petrea Burchard began her acting career on the Chicago stage, later moving to Los Angeles to work in television, film and voice-over. She’s known as the original English voice of Ryoko, the sexy space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo!.

Auditions, jobs and the people she met in Hollywood (famous and infamous) became fodder for her popular Act As If humor column at She also drew on her acting experience to write her first novel. During a summer Shakespeare course at Oxford, she fell in love with the English countryside and the idea for Camelot & Vine began to take shape.

Other published works include articles, short fiction and essays. Petrea lives with her husband in southern California.

From my website

Boz, One Year Gone

I've been thinking of today as a milestone, the day I'd stop grieving for Boz. I'm incorrect about this, of course. You don't just hit the one year mark and say, "OK! Done! Whew!"In some ways I don't want to stop missing Boz. I'd feel guilty. Call me silly. And…

Wilma's First Three Months

Today marks 3 months since Wilma came to live with us. Together, we've:graduated from the Reactive Rover class at the Pasadena Humane Society where we acquired evasion tactics for avoiding malicious fluff-dogs;learned to walk politely on the leash (mostly);not killed any squirrels;andbegun to sort of ignore cats.I don't know if Wilma…

Wiggle Waggle Walk

photo by John SandelEvery year, the Pasadena Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Walk unites families and dogs to raise funds in support of dogs that don't have families. There will be a fashion show and a look-alike contest.I don't much resemble Wilma except in lounging posture, and neither of us is…

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